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Posted by Shadowz_O_Death, 08-18-2008, 12:32 AM
Hello everyone! I am thinking of opening my own private web hosting company. I was looking in the "Reseller Hosting" section in "Find A Host" and came across a reseller hosting company called "WestNIC." I have a few questions... 1. Does WestNIC have good reputation? 2. What is the maximum disk storage and data transfer that I can resell to customers? 3. Should I buy a domain from WestNIC or another company? If another company, which company and why. Thank you!

Posted by domaincart, 08-18-2008, 10:40 AM
Try search from http://www.webhostingtalk.com/search.php to find a review that made about them. If you want to provide domain registration service to your customers when I recommend create a domain reseller account at an icann accredited registrar. Resellerclub can be one of the best choice for you.

Posted by Cody Salter, 08-18-2008, 02:36 PM
1.) Not good nor bad, they seem to have an attitude though (From my experience and others that have posted on the forums here as well). 2.) Well that would be based on the plan you choose... 3.) Buy it from another registrar, like Godaddy, Enom etc.

Posted by ldcdc, 08-18-2008, 06:12 PM
I guess you're inquiring about overselling. This is quoted from their site: Not that anyone would suggest you oversell as they do in their example.

Posted by techietype, 08-19-2008, 05:44 PM
I was looking at WestNIC recently also, but if you read their TOS/AUP that applies to all of their clients, you'll find they say they don't allow many normal things. For instance they don't allow any "process that uses active server resources". I asked them to clarify, and they said that it means you can't have any dynamic content that changes rapidly (ex. no live chat systems!). I was very disappointed, because we were planning on going with them to start a web hosting division of our web design company. Instead, I went with EZPZ hosting, which has been excellent so far! They have helped out with getting everything going. One thing you should note about them, however, is that their costs are in British Pounds. Currently, 19.99 GBP (what an average reseller plan prices with them) = about $37.25 USD.

Posted by techietype, 08-19-2008, 05:48 PM
Two other quick tidbits about EZPZ - They include a free copy of WHMCS (very nice), and you can easily set up the WHMCS support system to route tickets to them (their "end user support" department can respond to all of your tickets for you!).

Posted by WestNIC, 08-19-2008, 08:00 PM
You probably asked about IRC or Java chats... Most customers are using forums (with active users), live chats, media blogs, photo/video galleries etc. It's hard to find static content nowadays... I think I spoke with you over the phone about "live chat" :-)

Posted by WestNIC, 08-19-2008, 08:05 PM
Good idea though! We provide free clientexec, but some customers asked in the past about WHMCS licenses... Those are cheap too and should be added. I'll send this post to our sales manager.

Posted by hostxchng, 08-21-2008, 01:59 PM
i make it a rule of thumb to never register your domain with the same company you host your website. furthermore cut out all the middlemen. i know that westnic uses enom. so if you ever decide to transfer your domain you cannot deal directly with enom. i have a domain i registered and hosted at westnic, that i have been trying to transfer for the last few months to no success. enom gives me the run around saying i have to deal with westnic. westnic gives me the run around saying i have to deal with my new registrar. i believe fault lies with enom as opposed westnic, but i cannot deal directly with enom. as i am no longer a client of westnic, they are going to be less apt to dealing with enom so my domain and i are left in the cold.

Posted by WestNIC, 08-21-2008, 09:24 PM
It's very easy! 1. Unlock domain within domain control panel (status must be "ACTIVE" instead of "LOCKED"; 2. Get auth code from enom, http://access.enom.com Please drop a ticket here: https://support.westnic.net for assistance. If you already done so, please update this thread with ticket number and we will check this out.

Posted by hostxchng, 08-22-2008, 11:41 AM
thanks i would appreciate it if you could help me. my domain transfer has been submitted to the registry and has been waiting approval/denial by enom for over a month. enom is taking no action in the matter. all my attempts to contact enom have been met with the same reply: "This domain is currently managed by one of our customers through their account with eNom. Should you have any questions or need to make changes to your domain, please contact the Account Holder directly as we are unable to assist with management of domains in their account." here is the ticket information: #EBL-105123 again thank you very much for offering to help.

Posted by WestNIC, 08-23-2008, 02:02 AM
You are welcome! I see that you've successfully transferred at least one .com domain name to NAME.COM. Do you need assistance with remaining 3 domains? If yes, please unlock ALL of them within billing control panel then wait for 24-48 hours and then request transfer again. Right now I see "Lock this domain: YES" inside your control panel... You should also reopen that old ticket (EBL-105123) if you need further assistance with domain status / transfers. Thank you!

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